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Change for Kids

Cause Area

  • Arts & Culture
  • Children & Youth
  • Community
  • Education & Literacy


110 E 23rd St, Fifth Floor5th FloorNew York, NY 10010 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

Change for Kids (CFK) provides critical supports, experiences, and access so kids in New York City public schools can reimagine their possibilities and overcome inequity. We believe opportunities create options. We believe that one can’t dream what one has not seen. We believe creating opportunities for young people allows them to see themselves with different options, through different lenses. And this affords them the tools to reimagine their own possibilities and the tools with which to overcome inequity.


The Change for Kids community works together to allow young people to see themselves in the future with unlimited options. CFK School Managers, in partnership with principals, teachers, and CFK leadership, identify the needs of each CFK partner school.

Change for Kids partners with 13 schools across the five boroughs reaching almost 5,000 students. We provide and manage a mix of resources, including leadership support for principals, teachers, parents, and other school leaders; academic enrichment and engagement programs; volunteers; corporate sponsors; school community support; custom CFK programming designed to fill the gaps identified by our partner schools; and meaningful volunteer opportunities for individuals, public and private organizations, and college/university students.


Would you recommend Change for Kids?
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by Anjali A. from Floral Park, NY (December 7, 2017)
Bringing smiles to families is what not only I but, all the people I know love to do!
by Chantell W. (April 17, 2017)
It was a great experience reading to the students. They were engaged and made me feel welcome.
by Rebecca M. (January 6, 2012)
Change for Kids is a remarkable organization. All of its staff bring dedication and energy to their creative efforts to bridge the education gap. Keep up the good work, CFK!

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